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Geography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
Migration, gentrification, sustainability. By looking at the complex relationship between people and places, you'll learn how to confront the pressing human geography issues of our time. While this Geography degree offered at the University of Leicester mainly focuses on human geography, you'll have the option to learn about physical geography too.
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Overview

Programme Aims

At the interface of the human and the physical environments, geography is an integrative discipline that fosters a broad perspective on the problems of today’s world and equips you with a variety of transferable and employable skills. The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Leicester provides a stimulating, supportive and friendly environment in which to study contemporary geography.

Our degrees allow you to specialise in physical geography or human geography – or to combine topics that bridge the science/social science interface. Throughout your degree there will be an emphasis on gaining practical skills and putting them to use in a critical manner in exciting fieldwork locations in the UK and around the world. You will receive all of the training needed to carry out independent research in a range of contexts.

If you choose to study for the Geography BA offered at the University of Leicester your work will emphasise the social science aspects of geography but will retain options to cover both physical sciences and overlapping themes. Most of your degree will cover human geography including: migration and how this shapes us and the places where we live, environmental governance and justice, gentrification, sustainability, energy and food security, and critical development geographies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Year Abroad or in Industry (optional)
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Core Concepts in Human Geography
  • Environment, Nature and Society A
  • Environment, Nature and Society B
  • Evolution of the Earth System
  • Exploring our Digital Planet
  • Fieldwork Skills for Professional Geographers
  • Introduction to Globalisation and Global Inequalities
  • Land-Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Skills for Professional Geographers
  • Working with Geographical Information

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. Geography not essential.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language and Maths.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma with DDM.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points with a minimum of 16 points at HL. Minimum of 3 in HL Maths, or 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in Maths Studies required if Grade C/4 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 4 in English Language required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
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